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Boys Cross Country place 9th at the prestigious Portage Invitational

After a stunning victory over powerhouse Rockford at the #2 conference Jamboree Tuesday October 3, the boys bounced back and placed 9th at the Portage Invitational out of 49 teams.  This meet is known as a semi-state meet going into the final stretch of the season.  Top teams in the state were represented as well […]

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Boys take 2nd at Bath Invitational!!

The Hudsonville boys cross country team placed 2nd at the Bath Invitational September 9.  The boys tight pack gave #3 in the state Saline a run for their money. All 7 runners ran under 17:00 and all earned medals.  Nate Vruggink lead the way placing 9th and running a lifetime PR of 16:22, followed by […]

Girls Cross Country team headed to the State meet.

Both the boys and girls cross-country teams headed into the Regional cross country meet at Portage, Region 3 Saturday October 29.  Based on season best times and ranking, both teams had outside chances of qualifying for the state meet.  In order to qualify teams would have to place in the top 3 OR place in […]

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Regional Cross Country results

With a slight breeze, overcast and drizzling day, the region 3 cross country met began.  Saturday the Hudsonville girls cross country team placed 6th in the region.  Zoe Louis finished her 1st cross country season with a strong performance bettering her seeded place by 7 spots.  Alyssa Sanchez also had a great performance, running hard […]

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Hudsonville XC Girls Ottawa County Champions, Boys 2nd.

Injuries and sicknesses are finally subsiding on the Hudsonville cross country team as they head into the final stretch of the 2015 season.  The girls are still missing their #5 runner Madison Cook due to a slight foot fracture.  She hopes to be able to race at the OK Red conference meet October 22nd at […]

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Hudsonville X-Country compete at MSU and Sparta

Hudsonville runners Melanie Helder and Derek Sanchez were the lone medalist at the MSU cross country meet Friday.  Melanie competed in Spartan Elite girls race and place 23rd with a time of 19:06.  The team placed 15th overall.  Derek placed 20th competing in the Green Division 1 & 2 race with a time of 17:07. […]

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Brett Clement Bath Invitational provides fast times

The Hudsonville Eagles cross country has not raced in over two weeks and they were excited to race again today.  There were many fast times and PR’s for the harriers.  On the Girls side, the varsity placed third behind powerhouses Northville and Saline.  Melanie Helder lead the way with a time of 19:12, bettering her […]

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Cross Country finds more success at Lansing Cougar 2 Mile!

Letting up from their performance of last Friday at Portage was not on the minds of the Eagle runners on this Tuesday. Both the girls and boys squads came out strong and ran good races for the team. Coach Conkel switched up the schedule a little for 2015 to include this two-mile meet in Lansing […]

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Cross Country — Early Bird Portage Meet 2015

The Eagles cross country team had unexpected results in today’s 19 team field at the Portage Early Bird cross country meet. Both the girls and guys teams are very young, having mostly freshman and sophomores filling up the varsity spots. The boys are led by lone senior Kyle Chamberlain and the girls are led by […]

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2nd place just 5 points behind Saline!

The Hudsonville Girls Cross Country team placed 2nd to Saline in the Bath-Brent Clements Invitational over the weekend.  Saline scored 42 points to Hudsonville’s 52 points and Rockford’s 59 points.  Alex Berends lead the Eagles with a 3rd place finish with an 18:16.7 time, roughly a 5:53 mile pace!  Kelli Jackson had a strong finish […]

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